Lucca's Ristorante

4.5
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$30 and under
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Italian
Founded in 2001 by Midwest locals Kenneth and Kimberly Heimke, Lucca's has become the town's most popular family Italian restaurant in La Grange.

Specializing in various specialty pizzas, we take pride in our fresh ingredients like our Puglian Buffalo Mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes and handmade sausage. Perfecto!

Our menu doesn't stop there. We have everything from bruschetta and antipasti to a veal scallopini sandwich and Mediterranean branzino.

If you're looking for a sweet treat, owner Kim's house made desserts will knock your socks off... her cheesecake OMG.

Our craft cocktail bar has a large selection of cocktails for every style drinker. It's a great way to end a long work day or a long work week.
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EP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch, any size group!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Dinner was ok.
Drinks and food are over price.
We order guacamole as an appetizer it was good. However the chicken Lemon, meh.. had better.

H
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lucca’s, our favorite LaGrange restaurant. The food and the service are always outstanding!

TK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We had a reservation, but there were no tables, which seems to mean that they overbook. If you have to wait 20 minutes, what's the point of a reservation? The food was not really worth waiting for either. Typical italian restaurant fare, veal and chicken parm and saltimbocca, eggplant parm, spaghetti bolognese, blah, blah blah,. Good amaro selection, but the server didn't know what they were. The tables are so close you can hear everyone else's conversations. So many other options in La Grange, you'd be better off with one of those.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

k
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the fact that it was New Year’s Eve and very busy, the food and service were flawless. We love the food at Lucca’s -so full of flavor!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

B
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lucca’s! The atmosphere is great and the food is delicious. Love the eggplant parmigiana, pizza and pastas.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall good experience. Cocktails were good, friendly service, and antipasto was amazing. Entrees were a bit under seasoned but nothing I couldn’t fix on my own. Cute lil date spot.

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and ample portions. Has a good family dinner or good friend gathering atmosphere. Highly recommend Luca’s.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Lucca’s was excellent. There were 7 of us and a baby. The staff couldn’t have been nicer. Our waitress was professional and knowledgeable. The service was awesome. The food and wine was to die for. It was just a wonderful night. Thank you Lucca’s.

H
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Lucca’s, always good food and great service!

LS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice, service and food were very good.

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Appetizers were fine,nice wine selection, entrees were disappointing. Lasagna had globs of cheese and very little else, some pasta and a marinara sauce; orecchiette with pasta and broccoli was tepid and tasteless; lobster ravioli was very good.
Not worth going back, place is terribly noisy.

c
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Service was great, food was good. However, it is so claustrophobic with people packed in like sardines and consequently so noisy that we had to shout at one another over a very small table. The experience was quite unpleasant and we could hardly wait to escape the din!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal there ..service was excellent..but the seating was a little too close for comfort for me..

DJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed ourselves very much. The food and drinks were good...we experienced a variety....mushrooms and calamari for apps, chicken piccata and chicken limone for main courses, as well as pizza. The pizza we ordered was overall good, but the crust was rather tough. Other reviewers said the crust was cracker thin, and ours wasn't. Perhaps we got the wrong crust.

We ordered a couple of made-to-order drinks and the bartender accommodated us with cheer, and the drinks were pretty good. Our waitress was great!

It was very loud, but we managed. It just signaled to us that everyone was having a good time!

Overall, a good experience, and we will be back. Will try the pizza one more time to see how the crust is.

CF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends , nice night

OT
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our service was perfect. I love the building and ambiance.

d
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful restaurant with great open seating...food and servie were great also...I would go back again!!!

TP
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for dinner and were pleasantly surprised that it was $20 wine night - a whole bottle of Chianti (took home what was left over!)
Chicken Piccata was excellent and more than enough to eat. And our server was very patient as my friend and I had a lot of catching up 'chat' to take care of.
Excellent evening!

c
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I ordered the salmon. When the meal came the salmon and the asparagus were all the same size, about the size of my thumb, concealed under the potatoes covering the entire plate.

My friend ordered pasta. If arrived so al dente it was actually crunchy.

The server graciously made her another order of pasta. When it came there was no sauce on it it, just plain.

We’ve dined here many times before, the food has always been outstanding. Saturday night apparently isn’t the right night to go to Lucca’s

m
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

All was good. Reservation was for 645 pm and it was Saturday after thanksgiving so I realize it was busy. However we were not seated until probabaly 720pm.

B
Chicago
187 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment you enter the restaurant you are met with delicious smells and a welcoming smile. The servers are warm and friendly and know their products well. The service is impeccable from the gentleman who brings and fills your water glasses to the server who was delightful in spite of being VERY busy. Choices are difficult as there are so many wonderful dishes to choose from. Whether it's Lunch or Dinner, you won't be disappointed. Parking can be challenging and you may have to walk a block or two, but it's worth it and you WILL come back. Don't miss this neighborhood gem.

G
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ken does a great job keeping the drink menu fresh and serving great tasting food. Waitstaff is always pleasant. Mickey is quick to your side if you need a refill or things to go.

A family favorite for years and hopefully years to come.

B
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I like Lucca's but for some reason it was very loud Sunday night with one table in particular talking and laughing very loudly in a spot that resonated out. In addition my pasta side dish came out cold and the server replaced it with yet another cold portion but offered apologies and a free dessert. This is a nice place and in the past the food did not disappoint. fairly priced and service was good- not servers fault that the pasta was at best room temp.

EU
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta and Italian food!

PS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

They sat us in the back room as there was a screaming baby in the main room. The room was great until 2tables of 6 were seated in the room, then I could not even hear the person sitting next to me talking. There are no noise buffers in the room, it gets very loud when all 5 tables in the room are filled: when we left, the main dining room seemed like a library, the noise level difference was unbelievable. The food is always great at Luccas, next time will request main dining room

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food, lots of choices and our server Esmeralda was amazing!

D
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luccas was great! The Food was excellent! It was packed and all our food still came out in a timely manner! Will definitely be coming back here!!

p
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

family dinner - havent been in years - loved it!

OT
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lucca's has been a favorite of ours since they just had the store front... They have morphed their restaurant into a great experience from Pizza to finer wines with their specialty pastas.... A great story...

MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Took an hour to get our food. Waitress could care less. Pizza was overcooked. My pasta was cold. Bad night for them. Need there before and the expletive is hit or miss.

SV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

the wait staff did a good job and the noise level was not too high; the food was excellent.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great, food is excellent and the waitress was very nice. Will go back again.

KM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A bit loud but otherwise Lucca’s never disappoints!

w
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food for a casual neighborhood place. Prices not cheap, but good quality of the food never disappoints. Good for pizzas or an Italian dinner...plenty of free parking close by.

CC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good local gem. Gluten Free pasta option was a plus. Good wine selection and excellently fresh grilled calamari. Service was lacking and impersonal.

LG
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lucca's is extremely reliable and consistent. Everyone loved their food (pasta, lasagna, shrimp and chicken.) The server was great anticipating needs (we ordered a large and a small salad but she brought plates for all 5 of us to share and said "I knew the kids would want some" - and she was exactly right!) Bring a sweater though - the place was freezing!!

n
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The parmigiana was good and the spinach was excellent. The pizza crust wasn't very good and the toppings were bland. Our table was by a serving area and we had a hard time hearing each other because the waitresses kept up running conversation the entire time